Do you use garland in your home? I love a good garland! I currently have no mantel in my home but I can always find use for a pretty garland. Today, I am going to show you how to make an easy Valentine’s garland.
I’m joining some talented blogging friends, hosted by my friend Pasha from Pasha is Home, and we are bringing you some of our favorite Valentine’s Day ideas! Who doesn’t love a little fun for Valentine’s Day?!
If you are making your way over to my cottage from my friend, Cindy from County Road 407, a big Michigan welcome to you! Didn’t she share a pretty updated vintage look for her centerpiece?! Such a delightful idea!
In case you’re new, my name is Kim and I have lived is Michigan my entire life! I love all the beauty the state has to offer. Four seasons! What’s not to love!? I’m a mom, mimi and I’m passionate about my faith, family, a good book and a hot cup of tea. I love a pretty home and enjoy sharing home decor with you! Last but not least, another tidbit about me, I make blankets for a cause and I would love for you to read all about that in my post The Journey.
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Supplies for the Easy Valentine’s Garland
- Small grapevine hearts
- Various ribbon
- Red ticking fabric
- Various pink and red fabric
- Heart cookie cutter
- Hot glue gun
- Sewing machine or sew by hand
- Cotton batting
“You always gain by giving love.” – Reese Witherspoon
Step 1 – Cut All Your Fabric & Ribbons
Due to the fact that I make blankets, I always have a ton of fabric in my house. If you don’t have fabric on hand, might I suggest, asking your family and friends if they have fabric or ribbon scraps on hand. You can also hit the fabric leftover bins at your local craft store. Also, the dollar store is a great resource for holiday ribbon.
For this project, I cut all my fabrics and ribbon first, so they were ready to go. I cut them in various lengths, too. You don’t want everything to be the same length. Cut the strips about 1/2 – 3/4 inches wide. Anything wider than that will be hard to wrap around knot and tie onto the twine.
Remember, if you think some of the pieces are too long they can always be shortened.
Step 2 – Making the Hearts
I used a heart shaped cookie cutter and traced it onto the red ticking fabric. I wanted to make three hearts so I needed to cut out six pieces. The squares I used were 6″ x 6″ and the cookie cutter slightly smaller than that.
Next, I sewed the hearts with the correct side facing each other. Sewing almost all the way around, I then pulled the fabric right side out and then stuffed with my cottan batting. You can sew the opening by hand, however, I just ran my sewing machine across the opening, to close it off.
Step 3 – Braid the Twine & Attach Hearts
I used twine for the base of my garland. Make sure to measure where you are going to use it and add about 8-12″ to each end. That way you’ll have a tassel that hangs of each side.
Instead of using one strand of the twine, I used three pieces and braided them together.
Here’s a tip! I decided to add ribbon to the ends of the twine, giving the garland a tassel look on both ends. I did so after the fact, and had to go back and unknot each end. If you want to add ribbon to the ends of your garland like me, make sure you run your ribbon through the knot hole before you tie it tight.
Step 4 – Glue the Hearts
After I braided my twine and added ribbon to the ends, I was ready to add the hearts and ribbon.
I wanted something else besides my handmade hearts and ribbon to adhere to the twine. On the recommendation of my good friend, I went to the dollar store and grabbed some small grapevine hearts. They were the perfect addition.
I made the decision to glue them right onto my hand made hearts. Next, I glued the plain grapevine hearts, directly to the twine, in an every other fashion.
By the way, I didn’t measure the spacing percisely, however, you can if you want to. With the length I had it was easy to eyeball them.
Step 5 – Add the Ribbon & Display
Now comes the fun part! Grab all those strips of fabric and ribbon you cut in the beginning. Gather up 6-8 pieces and tie in between each heart.
I just love the way some of the ribbon curls as it hangs!
How To Make An Easy Valentine’s Garland
This garland was easy and fun to make and the supplies are minimal. If you craft, you probably have many of the products at your disposal.
Also, you can use this concept and make this type of garland for almost any holiday!
I gave this Valentine garland to my son and DIL. It looks perfect on the mantel in their new home! Don’t you agree?
Next up on our tour is my friend Libbie from A Life Unfolding. She’s a fellow Michigander and I know you’re going to love her Cocktails for Galentine’s Day!
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, however you plan to celebrate!
More Valentine’s and Galentine’s Inspiration
How to Keep Your Valentines Day Decor Simple yet Pretty // Pasha is Home
5 Decor Ideas to Show Your Home Some Love this Valentine’s Day // Shiplap and Shells
At Home Valentines Ideas // Sand Dollar Lane
Cozy Valentine Bedroom Ideas // The Pond’s Farmhouse
How To Set A Beautiful Valentine’s Day Table Setting // White Lilac Farmhouse
Shades of Pink Valentine’s Home Tour // Willow Bloom Home Blog
Romantic Antique Table Setting with Thoughtful Design // Dabbling and Decorating
Beautiful Valentine’s Decor Inspiration // White Arrows Home
Heart Shaped Tea Bags DIY // Paint Me Pink
How to Make Easy DIY Valentine’s Tree Ornaments // Simply 2 Moms
How to Create an Updated Vintage Look For a Delightful Centerpiece // County Road 407
How to Make an Easy Valentine’s Garland // Cottage in the Mitten
Cocktails for Galentine’s Day // A Life Unfolding
Handwritten Valentine’s Day Love Letter // My Sweet Savannah
Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts // Southern Crush at Home